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on the ground here in indiana. and across the tornado zone. dozens are dead, entire towns destroyed. tonight, amid widespread devastation from the massive outbreak of storms, incredible stories of survival. >>> also tonight, rush limbaugh apologizes. what he's now saying about his crude tirade against a woman that set off a fire storm. >>> hold the phone, american troops crying foul. why they say they're being ripped off while making that rare call home. >>> and the salute. from 3-year-old john john to his fallen father, remembering the man behind one of the iconic images of our time. captions paid for by nbc-universal television. >>> good evening. all around me as far as the eye can see, a tattered landscape littered with the remnants of people's lives. this is henryville. officials say it was likely an ef-4 tornado that struck here. this is one of the hardest hit places from the parade of punishing tornadoes that went up and down the country from the great lakes down to the gulf yesterday. all told, more than 100 reports of tornados since yesterday. that's more than we would typically see
of tornadoes so far with damage being reported from indiana all the way, southbound, in to alabama and leak you said, many tornado watches out right now and this severe threat goes right through the evening, cold front, still, all the way back near st. louis. so, until that moves through we have the possibility of seeing not only tornadoes but damaging winds and reports of over 100 miles per hour and very large hail. and reports of softball sized hail. all the ingredients coming together like i mentioned, justy air, potent jet stream, and an intense low pressure system, and believe it or not on the back end of the low it is snowing around madison, milwaukee, and chicago likely to see a fewibls of snow. and now, the cities that will be most prone to seeing severe weather through the evening, toward cincinnati, southbound to nashville and western west virginia throughout the overnight. >>neil: and now one of the areas harvest hit, mike tobin is if harrisburg, illinois, where heavy winds have been knocking out the camera. and now we he joins us from the phone. mike, what does it look like? >>guest
near bird's eye, it had to, indiana. but there is an even larger tornado that i'm very worried about it. it's to the northwest of louisville by maybe 30 miles but it is on the ground doing damage. new peak in indiana is in the way of this tornado. if you know anybody in that area, they just need to take cover. and these now are so big that you don't have to wait. if you see a dark cloud literally, you know a storm is coming your way, don't wait for the weather service to put out a warning. just take your tornado precautions, anyway, and just keep yourself safe. what's 25 minutes in a closet if it will keep yourself safe. >> incredible advice. we have that piece of sound when we were talking to jeff. let's roll that. >> we have a tornado that's tracked anywhere from 50 miles west of evansville up toward wadesville. there is damage on the ground. we saw it for about five minutes coming down highway 64. the tornadic storm is producing tornadoes. it's on highway 64 just to the north of livershole and heading toward lynnville, so that area to the north and northeast of evansvil evansville. t
bay. we will see you at 6:00. good night. >>> on this sunday night from the storm zone in indiana, the recovery after that deadly wave of tornadoes. >>> plus, remarkable stories of survival and helping hands. the other first responders showing compassion and the kindness of strangers. >>> tough talk. president obama tells israel and the world to give diplomac time, but says he won't hesitate to use force against iran if necessary. >>> making the grade. a new way to teach the teachers the novel idea to help better educate our kids. >>> and, sweet success in black and white. tonight, celebrating a century with milk's favorite cookie. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. tonight as more and more improbable stories of survival emerge from friday's tornado rampage, the word miracle is getting used an awful lot, like the case of a woman who huddled in this bathroom of this tiny wood frame house. this house continued to stand, she survived even as the neighborhood around her disintegrated. look to the left, the only thing left of her neighbor's house and the fr
from henryville, indiana. ginger? >> reporter: cynthia, this is one of the most incredible steens i've ever come upon when storm chasing and one of the most incredible setups. to see it come to fruition has been unbelievable. >> that is just amazing. >> reporter: today will go down as one of the most destructive march days in recent weather history, tornadoes tearing up the heartland. this twister took aim at the tiny town of henryville, indiana. >> tornado. >> reporter: bearing down with winds estimated to near 165 miles per hour. the 2,000 residents here hit by a pair of tornadoes just minutes apart. >> total devastation. i lived here for 28 years and never seen anything remotely close to this. >> reporter: they were part of a myriad of storms this ripped across the country today. just the latest this week in a series of deadly twisters. the results, overwhelming devastation. >> we're looking at henryville, indiana, total destruction up there, folks. this is very, very serious. >> reporter: in henryville the roof ripped off the high school. a bus, tossed on its side. but miraculou
and there is a chance of rain coming through. more on that in a moment. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, indiana now have another problem to deal with. overnight snow is complicati >>> tornado victims in kentucky and indiana now have yet another problem to deal with. overnight snow is complicating cleanup efforts there. and it is making conditions even more dangerous. susan mcginnis reports from henryville, indiana, where the storm destroyed the high school, middle and elementary schools. >> 15-year-old courtney cummings walked with her parents past the wrecked high school in henryville, indiana this morning. the 9th grader won't be back in school any time soon. >> i want to be there. and i want to be in my classes. i want to see my teachers. i want to see my friends. >> reporter: tornadoes killed at least 39 people and displaced thousands in five states. the latest victim was angel babcock. she was found alive in a field in indiana, on friday. after the rest of her family died. many hoped she would be the miracle survivor, but the toddler died from her injuries sunday night. a new coating of snow that fell afte
in indiana, 14 in kentucky, 2 in ohio. this is the second round of killer tornadoes just this week. we have new pictures of a tornado bearing down on henryville, indiana, chewing up everything in its path. >> the number of casualties expected to rise, unfortunately. we have an entire team covering this massive wave of storms. we begin with ginger zee in the hard-hit town of henryville, indiana. good morning, ginger. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. 95 tornadoes ripped through yesterday. if they're all confirmed reports, this would be the greatest tornado day, one-day event in march for all history that we have in weather. numbers, though, don't matter at this point when you start talking to people. the sun coming up and the scene revealed. it's simply unbelievable. in southern indiana, it was a wave of vicious tornadoes. >> i looked up, i seen debris everywhere. next thing i knew, i was like, i thought it was a dream. >> reporter: within minutes, they were gone. this is what they left behind. neighborhood after neighborhood flattened. here in henryville, the small town
tornadoes that plowed through indiana at 175 miles per hour. this as a 2-year-old girl is found alone in a field. the only survivor in her family. a young symbol of hope against a backdrop of destruction and despair. >>> murder mystery. a handyman is arrested in connection with the death of a wealthy detroit woman. but while he's confessed to having a role in the crime, he says he did not work alone. >>> and i sincerely apologize. in a surprising show of remorse, radio host rush limbaugh apologizes for his remarks against a georgetown law student. what may have brought about his change of heart? we'll get some insight "today," change of heart? we'll get some insight "today," sunday, march 4th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, and welcome to "today" on a sunday morning. i'm lester holt in henryville, indiana. >> and i'm jenna wolfe, along with carl quintanilla inside studio 1a. so here's the latest now on the storm aftermath. 37 people are confirmed dead, including 20 in kentucky, 12 in indiana, and 3 in ohio. >> national weather service says the fo
of the hardest hit areas. friday's storms killed at least 39 people across five states. parts of southern indiana and kentucky were just devastated. 21 people died in kentucky where the governor has asked for federal assistance. terrell brown is in henryville, indiana with the latest. good morning, terrell. >> betty, good morning to you. it was the unseasonably warm air that triggered these deadly storms causing damage that you see here like this. would you believe three days later, snow is falling across the same region and their timing couldn't be any worse as thousands here don't have power. people in henryville, indiana, are working together distributing water and sifting through donated supplies, food and clothing as they start to rebuild their lives. >> we're a tight knit place and we pull together when tragedy. >> two tornadoes hit henryville friday. one of them packed winds in excess of 165 miles per hour. the cleanup is under way, but it's going to take time and henryville school officials are trying to figure out how they'll finish the rest of the year. the elementary, middle and high s
troops have been deployed to the hardest-hit states of kentucky, indiana and missouri. jacqui jeras is here with me in the weather center keeping a close watch on all of this. let's talk about what concentrated areas are kind of in the bull's-eye, so to speak right now. florida among them. >> north florida and southern parts of georgia. it's really this squall line we are looking at right here that has the most potential for producing tornadic storms. right now there are no tornado warnings that are in effect. some of those thunderstorms could produce wind damage in excess of 60 miles per hour. sometimes those real down burst winds can cause as much damage as a tornado. you still need to stay indoors. another place that we are watching that's included in this tornado threat is jacksonville, florida. there you can see a live picture from jacksonville at this time. it's extremely windy. that's why you see all that crazy shaking going on on the camera there. 86 degrees. it's a very warm, very moist, ripe atmosphere. as that cold front starts to come on down and move into the region, th
and devastation. in the words of one official in the state of indiana. one town of 1900 people is completely gone. of course, this comes just two days after a twister outbreak destroyed parts of the region. right now these dangerous storms are still on the move. new video just into fox news shows how powerful these storms were across southern indiana. homes left in piles of wood and metal. right now crews are searching desperately for survivors. we also have our first amateur video showing one of those huge tornadoes. this twister tearing through rural indiana. officials there say at least five people are now confirmed dead and the damage goes on for miles and miles. we'll have a live report from a storm tracker in the area now. first though show you exactly what we are talking about. a twister struck a high school in the town of henryville which is directly north of louisvilleville, kentucky. we are told there were people inside who got out safely. and in the nearby town of marysville, the sheriff's office reports there is absolutely nothing left. the storm also shut down cincinnati's airport, o
-universal television >>> good evening. tonight, a u.s. senator from indiana said they'd appreciate the prayers of everyone watching television tonight. we are covering a severe weather outbreak of severe weather this evening, the likes of which we are not sure we've ever seen before. 155 million americans have been in the path of severe weather today and tonight. we had tornados in eight states. at one point this evening, there were 19 separate tornado warnings. ve othe map in theve southeast, including se maomr cities, including some smaller towns that are frankly no longer standing. at the heart of some of these storms is some of the strongest weather this planet can produce. our team has fanned out to cover it all. we want to begin with the worst of it. dr. greg forbes is the severe weather expert at the weather channel. dr. forbes, we've been watching you all afternoon into the evening. you've been asked to prioritize about the larger tornados. where is the worst headed tonight? >> some is rolling across eastern parts of kentucky. we have tornado warnings all the way north of the ohio rive
. susan mcguiness begins our coverage in the small town of henryville, indiana where residents are trying to recover. reporter: wayne jones is sifting through what's left of his henryville, indiana home. >> up here in the tree is the brains of the mobile home. reporter: a tornado demolished this town, sending a school bus into a building, dropping a tractor-trailer on a gas station and sheering the walls off of homes. terry kirk went to inspect the convenience store where she used to work. >> i don't see any possible way anybody could have survived in this. reporter: the tornado that came through henryville moved with such force it blew the back wall off of the high school gym here. devastation like this stretches across the midwest and south. a shot from the air shows the storm's path through kentucky. in the town of west liberty, the national guard joined state police searching for survivors. residents who got out alive aren't allowed to go home yet. >> the area has been declared as martial law and we're asking everybody to stay out. as you can see, it's a very dangerous area. report
boxes here, parts of tennessee and kentucky, and maybe indiana, and ohio, also, that is the bull's i didn't. it will happen probably in the next three or four hours. there will be numerous tornadoes on the ground. we are seeing that across areas of the ohio river valley, harrisburg to the west of that they will clear out here. and the storm they had there today not as bad as in the east. you can see the cells lining up, exploding cross the same areas. to the north of louisville, cutting right around evansville, pretty big founds and in louisville a lot of rotation so that is scary. a big area under threat here. you can see all of this red, the moderate risk and this morning, a high risk. they do this less than ten times a year with that kind of a threat but it includes cincinnati, through louisville, lexington, and around the nashville area under a high risk for tornadoes. very rough situation on our hands and it will go in to the overnight hours toward the eastern side of this and. and headed in to the carolinas and the bull's eye right across the ohio river valley. >>shepard: watch
to indiana and beyond. millions of americans are under tornado watches. tornado warnings as well. professional storm chasers have been following these twisters all afternoon, providing dramatic images of an unfolding disaster. new tornado reports are coming in literally by the minute. with indiana, kentucky, tennessee and other states all seeing multiple touchdowns only in the last hour. we also have this video from evansville, indiana. it's far from over. storms are on the move. the destruction could go on for hours. let's bring mayor jim coppinger of hamilton county in tennessee, where chattanooga is located. mayor, set the scene. tell us what's going on inur county. >> well, we did have a ouchdown of a tornado that has been confirmed. as a result of that, we do have multiple injuries. fortunately today we have no fatalities to date. we do have people we are currently trying to make contact with, as you can imagine there's a lot of debris. we have large trees down that are covering over the access roads to get to people. so, you know, we're working diligently at this hour to ma
that stretch from the gulf coast all the way up to the great lakes. this is pekin, indiana, ten miles northwest of louisville, kentucky. the police tell us this tornado caused extensive damage there. this is henryville, indiana, population 1,900. homes and businesses have been platenned. the same thing happened in nearby mariesville. a police officer there says the village is "completely gone. at least three people have been killed in southern indiana. the storms are massive, as we saw in downtown nashville. this is 11 minutes of video that we compressed to show you how the storm hit music city. the emotions of this evening were caught in this picture of one survivor in alabama after he found the one possession that he may have wanted to save the most. there were also reports of tornadoes across northern alabama. one ripped part of the roof off a maximum security prison. mark strassmann is in the town of new market tonight. mark? >> reporter: by mid-morning, scott, this house had been flattened. the good news is no one was home. and you see storm ruin just like this all over this neighborhood.
, indiana. we will have a live report from the scene in just about five minutes. >>> more than 10,000 california college student will be ralliesing at the state -- rallying at the state capital tomorrow, raising awareness about tuition hikes, upset about paying more money for higher education while fact and staff members are being laid off. students want governor brown to reject any budget deal that includes education cuts or tuition hikes and supporting raising funds with a proposed tax hike on the rich. >>> and turning to our campaign 2012 coverage, mitt romney has won the presidential caucuss in the state of washington. providing more momentum as he heads into super tuesday, which is about 48 hours from now. now, with the votes in in all precinct, romney has 38%. not an overwhelming majority, but ron paul came in 2nd with 25% and rick santorum with 24% and newt gingrich has only 10%. this weekend romney has been highlighting his business background. >> with job so is badly needed, and with incomes having gone down, we need a president who knows the economy to fix the econ
with a tube in her throat to help her breathe. >>> also in indiana, a rescue of the four-legged variety. >> this is trigger. >> trigger and tyson were found hiding in the rubble of their owner's home in henryville. and one official says there is, quote, total devastation in parts of the surrounding county. 15 deaths have been reported so far across the state. . -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> this is "cnn saturday morning." it's march 3rd, and i'm david mattingly. tornadoes shred through the midwest and south killing more than 30 people, and there is a new threat of storms today. >>> then in two hours washington state republicans will officially select who they think should go up against barack obama. could ron paul finally win one? >>> bus t we begin with the ferocious killer storms that went through the midwest and southern u.s. at least 32 people are dead. now the frantic search is on for survivors, and there are new threat this morning of more severe weather. the monster storm stretched from the deep south, alabama, across the border into tennessee and all t
with the aftermath, those deadly tornadoes. this is what it looked like in communities from indiana to georgia. winds as strong as 200 miles per hour ripped through towns. at least 37 people are dead. as many as 17 million people were impacted by the storms. scores of injured people waking up in hospitals this morning. their homes and the homes of their neighbors gone. people now picking through the rubble to find anything they can salvage. president obama is offering federal assistance in the areas battered by the storms. in the little town of west liberty, kentucky, the town felt the full force of a tornado's 1 135-mile-per-hour winds. it leveled building, uprooted trees. cnn evers rob marciano is there getting the first look at some of the town's most extensive damage. rob, good morning to you. >> good morning, gary. they've finally got the roads cleared enough to where larger vehicles can get in here including obviously rescue and recovery vehicles and our satellite truck so we're getting now a first look at -- a live look at the main street. over my left shoulder you're seeing some demolished bu
in place in indiana and kentucky. national guard troops have also been deployed there. before we take you live to indiana for the latest there, i want to show you now an amazing piece of video. it comes from west liberty, kentucky, shot just as the tornado was forming over the town. now, listen very closely to the desperate prayers from one woman as she pleased for her safety. >> take yourself away from our home. >> the prayers were answered. she did come through that storm safety. west liberty, however, was hit hard by the storm. at least three people died there. some of the worst damage we've seen is in indiana. cnn national correspondent susan candiotti is in henryville, indiana this morning. susan, what does it look like there? >> now that the sun is coming up, you can see even more of the crushing damage that has been suffered in this area. and as we speak, the governor of the state is being accompanied to this area coining some flyovers and is expected to be taking an on the ground tour of some of the heaviest damage where we are standing now. over my shoulder, that's the high schoo
up to kentucky and indiana to the hardest hit communities. you can see tornado in tennessee. dozens of people were injured in the storms. we are watching all angles of the story this morning. susan c susan is in ohio. rob is in tennessee where we have seen significant damage. bonnie schneider is standing by in the severe weather center. the damage we have seen have been small towns like henriville. how bad is it? >> reporter: it is very bad. crushing damage. people here are reeling from what happened to the area. 15 deaths confirmed so far in the entire state of kentucky. a couple of them here in clark county. just to give you an idea, look at this school bus, it was flown here from across the street where the high school is located in henriville. here is the front of the bus you are seeing and the back behind it. the chassis of the bus is resting this way. bus this way, chassis off to the side. it's an indication of how powerful the storms are. a number of us are lined up here, so i can't walk too, too much. as you look up in this direction, giving you a look at some of the power l
residents are coping with the disaster. >> reporter: millions of people from indiana to georgia war affected by the deadly outbreak of storms at that time hit friday and lasted through saturday in henryville, indiana, it was sunday mass as usual. next door, the public school in rubes. a preschool teaches was among a few dozen still inside the school when the toward hit. >> we hutled together. we sang to keep the kid calm and brave. >> and they're certainly not the only ones facing the daunting prospect of rebuilding. dozens of fatilities and scores of injuries have been recorded, including a 20-month-old girl found in field just outside of henryville. her immediate family, killed by the tornado. >> lost everything. and anyone can imagine. >> now the focus is on cleanup and care for survivors. along with safety and security for displaced residents trying to rebuild their communities. >> we can look out at the desolation and see just desolation. or see a new beginning. >> the congregation at st. francis is choosing the latter. ♪ >> reporting from henryville, indiana, chris welch. >> the todd
. kentucky, as well as ohio and indiana have declared states of emergency. they are still searching for survivors. scott is in henryville, indiana with the latest on this story. >> good evening. tonight people are walking around looking at all of the damage and just shaking their heads. they knew the storm was coming. there were many warnings but henryville was hurt with what the local sheriff called the worst case scenario. throughout clark county in southern indiana, the devastation is overwhelming. >> once again, mother nature has dealt a blow to indiana. >> officials said entire communities, homes, schools and businesses are gone. >> we love you and we're with you. it's not just government. this is their neighbors here to help. >> the friday twisters threatened millions of people from the gulf coast to the great lakes. the national weather service issued nearly 300 tore naid zoe warnings friday. it wasn't over. thunderstorms rocked georgia this morning bringing more dam. despite the many warnings, the twister struck so quickly and with such force that many who escaped barely had
tomorrow to search for any debris of lives before the storm. jay grey, nbc news, henryville, indiana. >> there are also stories of survival tonight. in se lemme, indiana, a 2-year-old girl was found ten miles from her home in the middle of the field. her house destroyed, her entire family gone. the child is in critical condition at an indiana hospital. and, a dramatic escape for a dozen students in henryville, indiana. officials there say school was dismissed early for bad weather. bus drivers noticed the storms and turned around. the kids got to safety just moments before winds picked up a bus and threw it into a building. chuck bell is in the storm center now with more on these storms. >> when it comes down to tornadoes, the most important thing that you're up against is the intensity of the storm itself. what do i mean by that? well, we rate tornadoes on the ef scale. and only one to two percent of all tornadoes that occur land in that top one or two categories there. only one or two percent are an f4 or an f5. but those type of storms represent 65% of all of the fatal days that w
. this includes an indiana toddler that was found alive in a field on saturday. nbc's jay gray reports. >> reporter: this morning across tornado alley, battered communities are preparing for anything but a normal monday. the message seems a bit obvious. like so much here, henryville high school has been torn apart. there are, though, other signs of survival. some life brings the steady rhythm of crews looking to pull away and pile up what they can. others sifting through the rubble by hand to find anything they might be able to save. evidence of their lives before the storm. >> she's probably 70. and she lost everything except what we can pull out. >> reporter: more than three dozen families already know they won't find any help or hope in this debris. they lost loved ones in the storm. one of those, 15-month-old angel babcock. first responders found her fighting for her life in this field. her mom, dad, brothers, already dead. yesterday, angel passed away after being pulled from life support. her grandfather showed his emotions. >> my pastor is going in with me. we were going to pray
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